12-05-2011 06:25 AM - edited 12-05-2011 06:30 AM
i get this message with norton antivirus
"100% of at least 1 CPU USAGE" in reference to BF3.exe (battlefield 3)
please help, system specs below
norton internet security essentials
Intel i7 2600K CPU
GA Z68X-UD3R B3 motherboard
2 x 4G Kingston 1333mhz
1TB Seagate SATA 3 ST31000524AS _ 120G SSD
gtx 590 gainward
Cooler Master Sileo 500 silent case 750W power
W7 HP 64
12-05-2011 06:53 AM - edited 12-05-2011 06:54 AM
That is no problem, in fact it is probably a good thing. Battlefield 3 is a very demanding game, both for the video card and the CPU, and that is uses as much as possible of the CPU is not bad, on the contrary, it improves performance. If it used like 50% of the CPU and GPU, it would run like crap.
12-05-2011 07:02 AM
problem is when i looked at the performace tab within nortan, there was this massive spike in CPU performace for a short period of time despite playing the game for a while
i dont know what to make of all this,
i might just wait and see what other forum members say about this error message
12-05-2011 07:27 AM - edited 12-05-2011 07:32 AM
Welcome to the Norton forum.
Bombastus is correct. Given the hardware specs for your machine, I don't think you have to be concerned about a performance alert on one of your processors.
Many gamers in the forum dislike these performance alerts. If you don't want to disable the pop-ups altogether you can configure them just to create a log in your security history (Settings | Miscellaneous Settings | Performance Monitoring | Performance Alerting | Log Only) or create an alert exclusion for BF3.exe (Settings | Miscellaneous Settings | Performance Monitoring | Programs Exclusions | Configure) so that you don't get alerts while playing Battlefield3.
I have 3 GB of RAM and a 1.83 GHz DuoCore processor and I often get a CPU performance alert from NIS when I install software or defrag my hard drive.
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * NIS 2011 v. 184.108.40.206 * IE 9.0 * Firefox 8.0.0
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS